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Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
by Jacobo Timerman and Arthur Miller and Ilan Stavans




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"At two in the morning of April 15, 1977, twenty armed men in civilian clothes arrested Jacobo Timerman, editor and publisher of a leading Buenos Aires newspaper. Thus began thirty months of imprisonment, torture, and anti-Semitic abuse. . . . Unlike 15,000 other Argentines, 'the disappeared, ' Timerman was eventually released into exile. His testimony is] gripping in its human stories, not only of brutality but of courage and love; important because it reminds us how, in our world, the most terrible fantasies may become fact."--New York Times, Books of the Century

"It ranks with Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem in its examination of the totalitarian mind, the role of anti-Semitism, the silence."--Eliot Fremont-Smith, Village Voice

"It is impossible to read this proud and piercing account of Timerman's] suffering and his battles without wanting to be counted as one of Timerman's friends."--Michael Walzer, New York Review of Books

"Timerman was a living reminder that real prophets are irritants and not messengers of reassurance. He told it like it is, whether in Argentina, Israel, Europe, or the United States."--Arthur Miller

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Overview

"At two in the morning of April 15, 1977, twenty armed men in civilian clothes arrested Jacobo Timerman, editor and publisher of a leading Buenos Aires newspaper. Thus began thirty months of imprisonment, torture, and anti-Semitic abuse. . . . Unlike 15,000 other Argentines, 'the disappeared, ' Timerman was eventually released into exile. His testimony is] gripping in its human stories, not only of brutality but of courage and love; important because it reminds us how, in our world, the most terrible fantasies may become fact."--New York Times, Books of the Century

"It ranks with Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem in its examination of the totalitarian mind, the role of anti-Semitism, the silence."--Eliot Fremont-Smith, Village Voice

"It is impossible to read this proud and piercing account of Timerman's] suffering and his battles without wanting to be counted as one of Timerman's friends."--Michael Walzer, New York Review of Books

"Timerman was a living reminder that real prophets are irritants and not messengers of reassurance. He told it like it is, whether in Argentina, Israel, Europe, or the United States."--Arthur Miller

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299182441
  • ISBN-10: 0299182444
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Page Count: 184
  • Dimensions: 8.66 x 5.48 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds

Series: Americas

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